WORLD OF WORK...CRAFT. WOMBAT.
Well things are going at a fairly steady pace in terms of work. All I Need is right where it needs to be for the public, but I shall continue working on this until completion; Superdave is being edited by The Screaming Mimes right now I guess; MGR 11 is about to go back into production; Michelle & Feo's mini pilot may just be out for the beginning of the Summer once I blow the dust off of that one; and Wild Card is currently being written.
I'm really at a conflicted point right now in terms of where my musical interests stand. I love ska with a passion still, but I'm now starting to feel like maybe some bands should call it quits after a while. I still love Reel Big Fish but their most recent album was a massive letdown. That album really made the outlook of the ska genre bleak for me. Mainly because they thought it would bring upon the 4th wave of ska in the mainstream. If THAT is what the 4th wave is going to be framed upon then I may just stop listening to all new ska that comes out period.
I AM however anticipating the new releases from Less Than Jake and Rancid. But, with how nearly every release from a ska band now in it's late seniority has been a bike-ride through Mediocrity Park located in scenic Vanilla, BLAND I don't hold much hope for what their new albums have to offer.
I think that many of the senior ska bands these days try to please FAR TOO MUCH. I understand without fans they wouldn't be where they are at all, but that's just it: They're fans. Fans will check out anything you put out, and chances are they will pay for it. So why spend time (3 days; ala Monkeys) on producing something you haven't sunk your heart and time into? I guess my problem with alot of musicians these days, (not just ska, other genres as well) is that they tend to focus more on shoving music down peoples throats as quickly as they can. Whatever happened to quality over quantity? Ah whatever. This is just a stupid rant. Don't listen to me.
I'll keep you posted
- Andrew K.